CVWMA Announces Temporary Changes to Recycling Collection Schedule

January 14, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

NOTE: Details of this news release have changed as of Jan. 18, 2022. See for updates.


CONTACT: Julie Buchanan, CVWMA Public Relations Coordinator, or 804-612-0557

RICHMOND, VA — The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority is announcing temporary changes to its curbside recycling collection schedule.

The changes will help crews make up for recent collection delays across the region. The delays were caused by staffing shortages due to COVID-19. Nationwide, the omicron variant is disrupting normal operations across all service industries.

Some Red Week collections will slide into next week. Blue Week collections will not begin until later in the week.

NOTE: Details of this news release have changed as of Jan. 18, 2022. See for updates.

CVWMA Recycling Collection Schedule for Jan. 15-20

Normal Collection Day Makeup Collection Day
Red Monday and Red Tuesday (if not already collected) Saturday, Jan. 15
Red Wednesday Monday, Jan. 17
Red Thursday Tuesday, Jan. 18
Red Friday Wednesday, Jan. 19
Blue Monday Thursday, Jan. 20

All schedule changes are weather permitting. Authority staff is carefully watching the weather forecast and will announce updates as needed at

CVWMA recyclers can use the customer app to look up their normal collection day.

If necessary, customers may take their recyclables to a drop-off recycling center. Information is available at

CVWMA serves the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond, the town of Ashland, and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan and Prince George. Services vary by locality. 

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